Working with vulnerable children and their families, whether in an educational setting, within the criminal justice system or through fostering and adoption, you know what a struggle life can be for them. Research has shown time and again that those that suffer Adverse Childhood Experiences will face greater challenges because of the things that happened to them beyond their control.
Lisa’s mission is to provide accessible, scientifically grounded knowledge and information to all those working with and around trauma, resilience and recovery.
Listen To Lisa's Podcast
With a vision of bringing people together across all the sectors, Lisa interviews social workers, teachers, CAMHs and those creating trauma informed community based support, to name a few.
Watch Lisa On YouTube
If you prefer to watch rather than listen, then head over to the YouTube Channel and watch as Lisa interviews different people across the sectors; Social Care, Education, Criminal Justice and Health.
Together we can build ACE educated, Trauma Sensitive and Attachment Aware services across our communities.
Lisa Cherry is an author, researcher and leading international trainer and consultant, specialising in assisting schools, services and systems to create change that supports working with the legacy of trauma. Lisa has been working in Education and Children’s Services for over 30 years and combines academic knowledge and research with professional skills and personal experience.
Lisa’s MA research looked at the impact on education and employment for care experienced adults who experienced school exclusion as children in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Currently, Lisa is undertaking her DPhil studies at The University of Oxford in the Department of Education, asking the research question “How do care-experienced adults who have been excluded from school understand those experiences? How do their experiences deepen understandings of belonging?”
Lisa is the author of the hugely successful book ‘Conversations that make a difference for Children and Young People’ and ‘The Brightness of Stars’ 3rd Edition out in June 2022.
This is the second time I have seen Lisa present and wasn’t disappointed. She is intelligent, knowledgeable and witty, but above all she gets it. She understands the whole concept of working with vulnerable children and the complex adults they become but she is realistic in her expectations of professionals and encourages a dialogue and narrative which supports not only the service user but the professional too. Excellent session thank you.
Lisa gave an inspiring and challenging days training to our social care staff team at Don Bosco care. She held people’s attention throughout and left them with much to think about. She is an excellent communicator who owns completely her very well researched and presented material. I will certainly seek to have her back in the future.